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Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, MBA 1992
Finance, Marketing
Northwestern University, BA

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Kent Lindstrom

Kent Lindstrom is the Chief Operating officer of Nuzzel Inc He has helped build several successful, global technology companies as COO.

Kent was CEO of the social network Friendster, where he had been CFO since its inception. He led a turnaround, resulting in Friendster becoming the #1 social network in Asia, and the 7th largest global website.

Before Nuzzel, Kent was the Chief Operating Officer of Neo Innovation, a global software development firm, with offices on 4 continents. Neo is a subsidiary of publicly traded Digital Garage.

Before Neo, Kent was CEO and Founder of PlacePop, a mobile startup backed by Michael Birch, Stan Chudnovsky, James Currier, and Chris Michel.

Before Friendster, he was a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, specializing in strategic planning and finance.

Kent holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Origami Labs 10/2011Debt$1.5M20



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